Weekend local colleges: Amherst football remains unbeaten thanks to fourth quarter comeback
The Amherst College football team scored two touchdowns in the final 13 minutes, 23 seconds to remain unbeaten with a 14-10 win over Colby on Saturday in Waterville, Maine.
After entering the fourth quarter trailing 7-0, the Lord Jeffs (4-0, 4-0 NESCAC) evened the score when Alex Berluti connected with Jake O’Malley for a 72-yard touchdown.
Colby (1-3, 1-3) took the lead late with a field goal, but Amherst put together a 12-play, 75-yard drive capped by a 17-yard touchdown pass from Max Lippe to Wade McNamara with 33 seconds left.
Chris Tamasi led an outstanding defensive effort with six tackles, including three for a loss, and a fumble recovery.
UMass 11, Saint Louis 0 — Renee Suter (assist) and Lauren Allymohamed each scored twice as the Minutewomen (10-4, 1-0 Atlantic 10) dominated their conference opener at home Saturday.
Amherst 1, Colby 0 — Sara Culhane scored in the first half to lift the No. 10 Jeffs (8-2, 6-1 NESCAC) in Waterville, Maine on Saturday.
Mount Holyoke 4, Springfield 2 — Diana Bannman scored three goals as the No. 21 Lyons (11-1, 3-1 NEWMAC) won Saturday in Springfield.
AIC 3, Franklin Pierce 2 — Shannon O’Leary of Florence had an assist for the Yellow Jackets (7-5, 2-2 Northeast-10) in Rindge, N.H., on Saturday.
Bay Path 5, Wheelock 1 — Alison Schoen of Southampton had a goal and an assist for the Wildcats (2-8, 2-0 NECC) in the win Saturday in Chicopee.
George Mason 2, UMass 1 — Matt Keys scored in the 19th minute to give the Minutemen (1-20-1, 0-2 A-10) a first-half lead, but they couldn’t hold on in the loss Sunday in Fairfax, Va.
Amherst 3, Colby 1; Amherst 3, Husson 0 — Christopher Martin scored twice as the Lord Jeffs (8-0-2, 6-0-2 NESCAC) won Saturday in Waterville, Maine.
Martin then scored another goal in Sunday’s shutout victory in Bangor, Maine.
Elms College 2, Newbury College 1 — Joseph Coleman of Easthampton scored the game-winner for the Blazers (6-7, 2-1 NECC) on Saturday in Chicopee.
UMass 1, St. Louis 1 — Julia Weithofer scored in the 13th minute and the Minutewomen (5-7-2, 1-2-1 A-10) earned a draw on the road Sunday.
Amherst 3, Colby 1 — Maggie Belnap scored twice as the Jeffs (7-1-2, 5-1-2 NESCAC) won Saturday in Waterville, Maine.
Westfield State 3, Salem State 2 — Sarah Sypek of Westhampton scored a goal for the Owls (7-5, 3-1 MASCAC) in the win Saturday in Salem.
Elms College 3, Newbury College — Carmen Marino of Granby scored a goal and Christina Goodchild of Granby had an assist for the Blazers (5-7-1, 4-1 NECC) in the win Saturday in Chicopee.
Bay Path 4, Becker 2 — Kristen Lynch of Belchertown scored a goal for the Wildcats (6-5-1, 3-1-1 NECC) in the win Saturday in Longmeadow.
Amherst 3, Hamilton 0 — Lauren Antion had 12 kills as the Jeffs (13-5, 5-2 NESCAC) won 25-10, 26-24, 25-21 on Saturday in Clinton, N.Y.
Seven Sisters Championship — Wellesley won its third title in five years.
The Blue went 4-0 in the event. Smith (3-1) took second, while Mount Holyoke (1-3) was fourth.
Rosa Drummond and Paige Sarlant were named to the All-Tournament team from the Pioneers, while Lyons’ players Emma Sweeting and Kaleen Iwema also earned the honor.
Men’s Cross Country
NEICAAA Championships — KC Fussell finished 60th overall out of 279 runners as the Lord Jeffs finished 21st on Saturday in Boston.
Women’s Cross Country
NEICAAA Championships —Lizzy Briskin finished 106th out of 283 runners as the Lord Jeffs placed 25th on Saturday in Boston.